When Amelia Earhart landed in Burry Port, Wales, UK on June 17, 1928, she was the first woman to make a transatlantic trip by airplane. Continue reading »
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“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…”
Casablanca is easily one of our favorite movies of all time. Who can resist all that romance and intrigue? There’s such great ‘40s style, and it takes place in Morocco. The film’s truly a feast for the eyes! Plus, Casablanca stars a very dashing Humphrey Bogart and fiercely beautiful Ingrid Bergman, whose characters originally meet and fall in love in Paris.
To summarize: Early WWII, Morocco, the City of Light, lots of romance.
Which all points to one thing – Casablanca is perfect as a retro-loving bride’s wedding theme.
We’re thinking a wedding dress that’s both tailored and feminine, accented with a signature 1940s red lip and cascading bouquet of calla lilies, décor that’s an alluring mix of Moroccan and Parisian elements, and, of course, aviation details in an homage to that iconic closing scene.
It’s peony season!
These lush blooms are a popular choice of brides-to-be who wed in the summer months as well as all of us here in Toronto. We always look forward to May, June and July, when the delicate fragrance of these summertime flowers floats from gardens and flower markets everywhere!
Though often carried down the aisle in delicious, huge bunches, peonies are equally stunning in mixed arrangements. Cascading bouquets, lavish compositions, sweetly simple nosegays…it’s hard to choose which we love best.
So, instead, we’re sharing our most recent favorites:
Since 1875, on every first Saturday in May, three-year-old thoroughbreds have thundered down the track at Churchill Downs. The first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is more than just any horse race – for the winner, it’s the first step toward making history.
Plus, whether you watch from the grandstands or home, it’s super fun. There’s so much tradition! From the famous mint julep cocktail and the blanket of 564 red roses awarded to winners (that’s how the race earned the moniker “The Run for the Roses”) to the jockey’s colors and all the large, elaborate hats, it is one fabulous event.
Garlands, bunting and backdrops are one wedding trend we hope is here to stay! They’re a great way to add visual impact to wedding day décor, and you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Fabricated from everything from flowers and tassels to lace and paper cranes, they’re a décor element that can also be repurposed and enjoyed after your wedding day.
Without poetry, how would Romeo have wooed Juliet, or Allie have fallen for Noah in The Notebook? How about the heroines (and heroes) of any Jane Austen movie? Or, how would any of us sent any love notes? Like you and your sweetie, verse and romance are made for one another. So, of course poetry should be celebrated with its own month…which just happens to be April!
When it comes to romantic wedding ceremony settings, by the ocean is definitely near the top of the list. And if that ceremony happens to be at sunset? The experience might just defy description! Whether vows are exchanged at a tropical destination or on your home state’s coastline, the photos are guaranteed to be cinematic.
Squeezed between the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day and the month most associated with spring showers, March sometimes get overlooked. On the surface, it doesn’t offer much in the romance department. Sure, it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but what else does it have going for it?
Below are our top six reasons March is an awesome month in which to wed:
Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia all celebrate women the whole month of March, and International Women’s Day (celebrated in Canada and all over) is celebrated on the 8th every year.
Few things say Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day like shamrocks! They’ve been worn in Ireland (and all over) to celebrate the holiday since at least 1681, and have long been associated with luck. The funny thing is, the word shamrock derives from the Irish word seamrog, meaning “little, young clover.” Which could pretty much refer to any clover.